On This Day

Famous People Born in 1882 (Part 2)

  • Oct 29 Jean Giraudoux, French writer and playwright (The Madwoman of Chaillot), born in Bellac, Haute-Vienne, France (d. 1944)
  • Oct 30 William Halsey Jr., US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1959)
  • Nov 2 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, born in Prague (d. 1957)
  • Nov 6 Martin O'Meara, Irish-born Australian soldier, born in Terryglass, Republic of Ireland (d. 1935)
  • Nov 8 Lazare Saminsky, Russian-American composer, born in Valegotsulova, near Odessa (d. 1959)
  • Nov 9 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman and umpire (5 Tests; umpire 21 Tests), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)
  • Nov 10 Max Mell, Austria artillery officer and literary (Donauweibchen), born in Maribor, Slovenia (d. 1971)
  • Nov 11 Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden (1950-73), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1973)
  • Nov 13 John Lowry, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1962)
  • Nov 15 Felix Frankfurter, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Nov 18 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1963)
  • Nov 18 Jacques Maritain, French Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas), born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • Nov 18 Wyndham Lewis, English author (Tarr, Apes of God) and co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, born in Amherst, Nova Scotia (d. 1957)
  • Nov 20 Andy Coakley, American baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1963)
  • Nov 22 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique poétique), born in Paris, France (d. 1971)
  • Nov 23 Johan C T Kikkert, Dutch painter/etcher/critic

  • Dec 7 Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26), Warren, New South Wales (d. 1954)
  • Dec 8 Manuel Ponce, Mexican composer (Estrellita), born in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 1948)
  • Dec 9 Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist and composer (Rima), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1949)
  • Dec 10 Otto Neurath, Austrian-British philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences), born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1945)
  • Dec 11 Fiorello La Guardia, American politician (Mayor-R- 1933-45), born in NYC, New York (d. 1947)
  • Dec 11 Max Born, German physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Dec 11 Subramania Bharati, Indian poet and independence activist, born in Ettayapuram, Tirunelveli district, British India (d. 1921)
  • Dec 12 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theorist), born in Stawiski, Poland (d. 1961)
  • Dec 16 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever)
  • Dec 16 John Berry Hobbs, England, 1st cricket played knighted (1953)
  • Dec 16 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner effect)
  • Dec 16 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (d. 1967)
  • Dec 19 Walter Braunfels, composer
  • Dec 28 Arthur Eddington, English astrophysicist, cosmologist and mathematician (stars), born in Kendal, Westmorland, England (d. 1944)

Person of interestLili Elbe

Dec 28 Lili Elbe [born Einar Wegener], Danish transgender woman, former painter, and 1st identifiable recipient of sex reassignment surgery (autobiography: Man into Woman), born in Vejle, Denmark (d. 1931)

Painter and 1st Recipient of Gender-Reassignment Surgery Lili Elbe
Painter and 1st Recipient of Gender-Reassignment Surgery
Lili Elbe
  • Dec 31 Ben A. Jones, American horse trainer (US Champion trainer by earnings 1941, 43, 44, 52; Kentucky Derby x 6 including Citation, Whirlaway), born in Parnell, Missouri (d. 1961)
  • Dec 31 David Cohen, Dutch historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, born in Deventer, Holland (d. 1967)